COMMUNITY IMPACT

Creating partnerships is a huge part of the Oneida Nation make up. They have instilled a collaborative culture, pulling from the ideology of their ancestors, in their quest to create a better path for today’s Oneidas, their regional neighbors and generations for years to come.

The Oneida legacy of strong partnerships began when the Oneidas became the First Allies of the United States and continues today as the Oneida Nation joins forces with a variety of community stakeholders to build a strong Central New York. The Oneida Nation has worked to develop a constructive relationship with their neighbors, understanding that the success of the region relies on a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect.

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REGIONAL NEWS & EVENTS

The Oneida Nation to Begin Hiring for its New Point Place Casino

The first wave of hiring for the Oneida Nation’s newest casino is set to begin for table game dealers.  Interested applicants can receive training at [...]

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Oneida Nation’s influence, working relationships with region continue to flourish

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Top-Selling Events Boost Regional Tourism

By consistently reinvesting in the community the Oneida Nation works diligently to strengthen
the region and economy by building a thriving tourism destination.

Already the regional epicenter for epic boxing, Turning Stone Resort Casino has become a
nationally recognized venue for top-notch events, welcoming 4.5 million visitors each year as
one of the state’s top five tourist destinations.

Hosting one of the first MMA events in New York, Turning Stone further established Upstate New York as a premier destination for live sports, including PGA tournaments and the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic. National coverage by the Golf Channel, HBO, ESPN, NBC and Showtime bring many of these events to fans around the world.

A-list musicians, comedians and performers appear at the resort, including Jay Leno, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Barry Manilow, Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, Hollywood Vampires & Carlos Santana.

Economic Engine for the Region

The Oneida Nation remains committed to improving and strengthening its community, region and state.

Rising Together

Employment by the Numbers

  • 4,750 total Central New York jobs
  • $139,922,454 – total payroll paid to employees in 2016
Economic Impact

Nation Vendor Spending 2016

  • $224,993,168 spent with 3,326 vendors
  • $92,935,607 spent with 1,603 New York State vendors
Economic Impact

Oneida Nation Foundation

Staying true to the principles of their ancestors, the Oneida Nation Council established the Oneida Nation Foundation (ONF) to enhance the quality of life for those around them.

Building on the Oneida people’s long tradition of sharing their resources with others in need, the foundation benefits the people of Indian Country and Central New York today.. The foundation promotes education, understanding and a higher quality of life for all. Last year $18,000 was donated to 80 local charities and organizations.

First-Rate Amenities Win Top Awards and Accolades

The exceptional guest service and superior amenities at Oneida Nation Enterprises turn visitors into regular guests of the region. Each year a bounty of awards is presented to the Nation attesting to the commitment and accomplishment it takes to sustain a one-of-a-kind tourist destination.

The only property in Central New York to earn both the AAA Four Diamond and the Forbes Four Star awards, the Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino continues to be recognized by renowned institutions and esteemed publications for nearly all of its amenities. Turning Stone has received the following local and national awards for dining, entertainment and accommodations:

Condé Nast Johansens named The Lodge “Best Countryside Hotel.”

Turning Stone Resort Casino earns three AAA Four Diamond Awards, making it the only resort in the Northeast with this distinct honor

Turning Stone’s TS Steakhouse is named the ‘Best Romantic Restaurant’ by Casino Player magazine.

All Three of Turning Stone’s 18-Hole Championship Level Golf Courses Named to Golfweek’s Top 15 Courses in New York State

Exit 33 boasts four venues offering nightlife and dining with distinctly different themes. These hotspots offer exclusive platforms for locals to take the stage and make a name for themselves. Tin Rooster’s house band, The Beadle Brothers were nominated for Country Group of the Year in the New Music Awards.

The Showroom was named Showroom of the Year at the 2015 G2E Casino Entertainment Awards.

Turquoise Tiger received the International Hotel & Property Awards Winner in the Bar/Club/Lounge category.

Lava Nightclub was named “Best Dance Club” in “Best of Syracuse.”

Doing Business on Nation Land

Turning Stone Resort Casino draws 4.5 million visitors to the region, making this area of Central New York ripe for additional retail development. Various locations and properties are available to be used for a range of business developments.

Turning Stone Resort by the Numbers

  • Total meetings / events: 1,394
  • Total room nights 207,477
  • Group tour buses 3,677
  • Group tour guests 134,222
  • Meeting attendees: 92,434
  • Golf rounds: 58,700